Nuclear regulators decided Thursday to prioritize safety reviews for two reactors at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, which could mean they are the closest in the nation to restarting.

Seventeen reactors at 10 power plants are awaiting inspection to determine whether they satisfy the safety requirements put in place in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

The new Nuclear Regulation Authority has decided to prioritize a small number of reactors for its first swing at the assessment process.